Concannon Conservancy Petite Sirah 2012

I’m beginning to really dig the Petite Sirahs I’m tasting that are coming out of California.  Seriously.  I had the Concannon Selected Vineyards Petite Sirah several months ago.  I liked that one enough that I classified it as a “sipper.”  That means I’d be willing to swig it without any accompanying food and just enjoy the wine for the wine’s sake.  So when I saw what looked like their next level PS, I was more than happy to give it a try.

Winemaker:  Concannon
Wine: Conservancy Petite Sirah
Varietal: Petite Sirah
Vintage:  2012
Appellation: Livermore Valley, California
Price: $15.99

Notes:  Color on this Petite Sirah was a dark purple.  On the nose I smelled vibrant berries, earth, a touch of mushroom along with a metallic mineral note.  Acidity was high, tannins were medium, and alcohol was at 13.5%.  I’d say the body was medium-light.  Core flavors I found were blueberry, dark raspberry, some pepper, oak, a hint of cinnamon, ash and tea.   I liked this one quite a bit.  I took another bottle to a dinner party where a few of my friends absconded with it for their own enjoyment, leaving me to drink a Bordeaux someone else had contributed to the evening.  I guess they enjoyed this Petite Sirah, too!

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